The Ascot Club and Viceroy Media Form Complete Control Management
Two former management companies, The Ascot Club and Viceroy Media, have joined forces to start the management company, Complete Control Management. Headed up by co-presidents Josh Neuman and Michael Cohen, the new company is based in Dumbo, Brooklyn, NYC and will manage the careers of established artists and producers including Ti?sto, American Hi-Fi, Cary Brothers, Misstress Barbara, DJ Dan, Stacy Jones, Bill Lefler, WAX LTD (Xandy Barry and Wally Gagel), and Greg Collins, as well as new artists, The Downtown Fiction, Working For a Nuclear Free City, Shuttle and Classixx.
Formerly co-founder and partner of CRUSH Management where he signed Fall Out Boy and American Hi-Fi, Josh Neuman said of the new venture: “It’s an extremely exciting time to be an artist manager and I feel truly blessed to have the opportunity to work with such amazing people. In combining our skill sets and resources, I believe that we are going to be able to offer a very compelling model for artists to have long-term success in their careers. We have focused on bringing a team together who all have deep knowledge and experience in online and mobile marketing, as well as traditional artist development skills. Both companies have led the way with innovations in their respective genres: The Ascot Club being a co-founding partner and running the Hotel Cafe Tour, and Viceroy Media, with it’s groundbreaking Ti?sto/Armani Exchange partnership last year which included tour sponsorship, a clothing line and product endorsement. Combining forces was the logical next move for both.”
Michael Cohen said of the announcement: “I couldn’t be happier in welcoming The Ascot Club into the fold, and look forward to working closely with them and their artists as we explore exciting new ways to deliver their great music to their fans.”
Complete Control will assume worldwide management duties for Dutch global superstar DJ and producer, Ti?sto, as well as working closely with his former management company, Prime Time management and its existing staff, who will continue working on the artists day-to-day business.
Cohen and Neuman say of the Dutch team: “Having worked with our Dutch management team for the past two years, it was a no-brainer to combine forces with them into our global activities on behalf of Ti?sto. They have done an unbelievable job up to this point in developing Ti?sto’s career from the clubs of the world to arenas, stadiums and festivals. As we all embark on the next thrilling phase of Ti?sto’s career together, we will be working closely with them to ensure we build the strongest infrastructure possible to support this business.”
Wilfried Dam, Ti?sto’s business manager says of the working relationship with Prime Time: “I am very happy that we will be working in close co-operation with the team at Complete Control. We very much look forward to working together in the future.”
Tijs Verwest, aka Ti?sto, says of the merger: “The past year or so has probably been the most exciting of my career to date. Headlining festivals such as Bonnaroo and Coachella, and performing live with artists such as Tegan & Sara was a true highlight. I am happy to have such a great team beside me and am looking forward to presenting my new album to my fans around the world later this year. There will be some pretty big surprises.”
Also joining the Complete Control team are Inge Colsen, who spent the past 8 years at NY PR and marketing agency Girlie Action. Inge will be heading up the companies online marketing efforts. Heaven MacPherson, previously with Red Bull Records, will be based in LA and oversee the companies producer roster and Stephen Mead, who joins from the UK online direct to consumer company Trinity Street, will oversee all online commerce activities, merchandise and ticketing.
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Complete Control Management
55 Washington Street, suite 620
Brooklyn, NY 11201